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Harvest Best Academy

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District/Organization Description:

At Harvest Best Academy our mission is to instruct, empower, enable, and guide children to achieve superior academic, social, and moral development.

Harvest Best Academy’s vision is for every child to be college and career ready.

Harvest Preparatory School was established as a private school in 1992. In 1999, Harvest Preparatory School became a tuition-free charter school.

The Best Academy was established in 2008 as a single-gender school to address the unique educational needs of African American boys. The same year that the Best boys program was created, Sister Academy (a program for girls) was developed within the Harvest Preparatory School.

Best Academy East was established in 2010 after members of the East African Somali community in Minneapolis approached Harvest Preparatory School and Best Academy founders, Eric and Ella Mahmoud, and asked them to consider starting a program to meet the unique cultural and academic needs of their burgeoning English Language Learner (ELL) community.

In 2018, Harvest Preparatory School and Best Academy merged and became Harvest Best Academy, a free kindergarten through 8th grade school serving students in 3 programs: Harvest Prep (K-4), Best East (K-4), and Best Middle School (5-8).

District/Organization hiring and interviewing instructions and processes for candidates:

If you are interested in applying, please send letter of interest and resume to

Licensure Areas Typically Hiring For:

Teaching Licenses (Elementary Education, Mathematics, Social Studies, etc.)| Special Education| Administrative and Other Roles

Teaching Licenses:

Elementary Education| English as a Second Language| Health Education| Mathematics| Mathematics: Middle Level (Endorsement)| Music: Instrumental and Classroom Music| Reading (Endorsement)| Science: General Science: Middle Level (Science 5-8) (Endorsement)| Visual Arts

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders| Special Education: Developmental Adapted Physical Education (Endorsement)| Special Education: Developmental Disabilities| Special Education: Emotional Behavioral Disorders| Special Education: Learning Disabilities

Administrative and Other Roles:

School Counselor| School Nurse| School Social Worker

Contact Information



Human Resource Coordinator


Harvest Best Academy

1300 Olson Memorial Hwy




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